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Soul Brothers of Kung Fu (1977)

Bei po (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | October 1978 (USA)
Two illegal immigrants meet a young kid and the three become best friends until one of them joins the Triads. Now the remaining two must fight the Triads in a battle to the death.

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(as I Hung Hwa)

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(as Chan Wai Lin)
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Credited cast:
Bruce Li ...
(as Chung Tao Ho)
Feng Ku ...
Chin Shi Po
Meng Lo ...
(as Lun Kuan)
Carl Scott ...
Tom
Puishan Auyeung
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ...
Dora (Guest star) (as Yin Yin Shao)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan
Lung Chan
Chuan Chen
Yi-Hsiung Chi
Chuen Chiang
Tao Chiang
Tien-Chu Chin
Yuet Sang Chin
Alan Chung San Chui
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Two illegal immigrants meet a young kid and the three become best friends until one of them joins the Triads. Now the remaining two must fight the Triads in a battle to the death.

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Side by side to avenge the death of their friend!

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Entertaining martial arts film
5 November 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

There's only one 'soul brother' in this feature, released on video in the United States as part of the 'Mack Video' series. Anyone picking this up looking for black action thrills is going to be disappointed, as token African-American actor Carl Scott is really only a supporting character, and is burdened with a horrendous dubbing job by what sounds like a white Australian voice actor. Beyond the false advertising, however, this is actually an above average genre flick, featuring wall to wall, well choreographed action sequences and some unique training techniques, including a light up mannequin and what look to be bear traps! Additionally, the video is letterboxed and was decently mastered, and the film features a bit more sex and nudity than you might expect. On the other hand, this print features the usual bad dubbing as well as numerous bizarre jump cuts. Like many films of its type and era, Soul Brothers of Kung Fu also shamelessly cribs musical cues, featuring generous (and undoubtedly uncleared) segments of Bill Conti's Rocky themes, plus Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die, Silver Connection's disco classic Fly Robin Fly, and what sounds like Santo and Johnny's version of Happy Birthday!


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